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45 1956



Civil Service Commissioners.

Appointment and number of Civil Service Commissioners.

9. —(1) The Government shall from time to time as occasion requires appoint fit and proper persons to be Civil Service Commissioners to fulfil the functions assigned to them by this Act.

(2) The number of the Commissioners shall be three.

(3) (a) The Commissioners may act notwithstanding that there is one vacancy in their number or that any one Commissioner is temporarily absent.

(b) If the Commissioners so consent or, if in the event of a vacancy a Commissioner so consents, any one of the Commissioners may act for them in the event of the temporary absence of the other Commissioners or Commissioner.

(4) The first Commissioners shall be the persons who, immediately before the commencement of this Act, held office as the former Civil Service Commissioners, and those persons shall be deemed to have been appointed Commissioners under subsection (1) of this section.

Other provisions in relation to the Commissioners.

10. —(1) Each Commissioner shall hold office at the will and pleasure of the Government.

(2) A Commissioner may at any time resign his office by letter addressed to and sent to the Government,

(3) Each Commissioner shall receive such (if any) remuneration as the Minister may from time to time determine.

(4) Notice of every appointment of a person to be a Commissioner (other than an appointment deemed, by virtue of subsection (4) of section 9, to have been made under subsection (1) of that section) and of every resignation or removal from office of a Commissioner shall be published forthwith in the Iris Oifigiúil.

Staff of the Commissioners.

11. —(1) The Minister shall appoint to serve in positions on the staff of the Commissioners such and so many persons as he considers necessary.

(2) Every person who immediately before the commencement of this Act was an officer of the former Civil Service Commissioners shall, on the commencement of this Act, be deemed to have been appointed by the Minister to a position on the staff of the Commissioners.

Authentication of instruments made by the Commissioners.

12. —(1) In this section, “instrument” means an order, regulation, rule or certificate of qualification.

(2) Every instrument made or issued by the Commissioners shall be signed by at least one Commissioner and by some member of the staff of the Commissioners authorised by them in that behalf.

(3) Every instrument which purports to be an instrument made or issued by the Commissioners and to be signed in accordance with subsection (2) of this section shall be received in evidence in all Courts and be deemed, until the contrary is proved, to have been duly made or issued by the Commissioners, and it shall not be necessary to prove any signature affixed thereto or the office or authority of the person whose signature such signature purports to be.